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Volume 1 - No. 4 -  2013


Health and Fitness

"The only exercise I get is jumping to conclusions" - anon


How Effective is Isometrics? - Is Isometrics better than Isotonics?

The following quote comes from an Internet article: "During the 1960's isometric exercises had gone mainstream. Athletes such as Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Bruce Lee and President Kennedy all used isometric workouts and extolled their benefits. In supermarkets and news stands you could find all variety of isometrics. What happened?"

Our article examines the difference between the two basic forms of exercise by muscle contraction and tries to ascertain whether either one is preferable to the other. Or do both have their advantages and inherent danger?